Riot | Revolution Brewing
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Hours

Mon-Sun / Closed

Address

2323 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

773-227-2739

Brewery + Taproom

Hours

Sun-Sat / 12-7pm (Curbside only)

For Curbside questions/pickup, please call 773-649-5066 or email taproomcrew@revbrew.com

Address

3340 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

773-588-2267

Riot

Bohemian Keller Pils

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Riot Bohemian Keller Pils honors the story of Chicago’s first civil unrest -- the Lager Beer Riots of 1855. Following the election of a temperance-minded Mayor from an anti-immigrant party, Chicago found itself caught between a working class of German and Irish immigrants laboring six days a week and a political class pushing hard to close down drinking on Sundays.

When tensions reached the boiling point, tavern owners and beer drinkers from neighborhoods across the city marched downtown to protest the enforced closing of bars on Sundays and the sixfold increase in the price of liquor licenses. As marchers approached the Chicago River, the Mayor ordered the swing bridge on Clark Street closed, temporarily trapping protesters over the Chicago River. A skirmish ensued near City Hall soon after.

A year later, Chicago beer drinkers ousted the slate of anti-tavern candidates at polling places across the city. Working-class immigrants and tavern-owning community leaders had found common cause, and became a political force in the city for years to come.

Our present times feature more than the usual share of unrest, but our city's story has always been defined by those who organize for change. A riot tends to be the flashpoint, and the thing we remember first. But the slow burn of building community, organizing, and standing up with one voice -- that's where real change happens. Read up on the Lager Beer Riot today and the bridge incident tends to grab the most attention. But the lasting change to Chicago came through neighbors of different origins and different backgrounds building bridges with each other. A clash in the streets is the thunderclap of a moment, but the power of community speaking as one is a clarion call. Today we recognize a moment, but honor what came next.

This unfiltered Bohemian Keller Pils features premium malts, Zuper Saazer hops, and soft natural carbonation. Pour slow and raise a toast to your Opa.

Alc. by vol. – 4.8%

Availability

Limited Release


  • 16oz cans

  • 1/6 bbl

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